Whether you’re in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline for more information of each event that’s listed alphabetically by town.
Bedford: St. Patrick’s School Carnival
When: Through Sunday May 19
Where: St. Patrick’s School, Bedford
Cost: Admission and parking are free. Wrist bands and tickets may be purchased for rides.
Description: The St. Patrick’s Carnival is a spring time tradition in Bedford and has rides, games, food and a raffle for a Mercedes Benz.
Bedford Hills: Fire Department Parade
Where: The parade starts on Babbitt Road and North Street in Bedford Hills and ends in the train station commuter lots.
When: Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m.
Description: The Bedford Hills Fire Department hosts its 110th anniversary parade and invites the community and neighboring towns to watch and celebrate.
Katonah: Carriage Barn Opening Party
When: Saturday, May 18 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: John Jay Homestead, Katonah
Cost: $125 and up.
Description: The Friends of John Jay Homestead will host an Opening Night Party to preview the Carriage Barn Education and Visitor Center. Proceeds from the event will go towards completing the Center’s interactive exhibits.
ELSEWHERE IN WESTCHESTER:
White Plains: Family Arts Bash
Where: 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
When: Saturday, May 18, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Description: A day of fun for the whole family featuring children’s workshops, activities, prizes and food. For details, click here.
Where: MacEachron Waterfront Park – River Street, Hastings-on-Hudson
When: Saturday, May 18, noon to 7 p.m.
Description: An environmentally friendly festival featuring live solar powered music, as well as exhibits on local solutions for environmental sustainability.
Tarrytown: EF Culture Fair
Where: EF Education First, 100 Marymount Avenue (Marian Hall), Tarrytown
When: Friday, May 17, 12 to 3 p.m.
Description: Breaking down barriers, EF Culture Fair is a day when students from over 40 countries around the world show off their cultures to friends, local host families, school children and community members. Each country has its own room, which will be decorated with exhibits from the students’ home countries – some nationalities will also put on performances and others will prepare samples of their favorite food from home.
Somers: Annual Plant Sale and Veteran’s Memorial Re-Dedication
Where: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial
When: Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m.
Description: A bronze eagle monument set amid a new granite courtyard will beckon visitors to the re-dedication of the Westchester County Veterans Museum at Lasdon Park in Somers. While at the park, visitors are invited to shop the annual Friends of Lasdon Plant Sale, which will also be held at the park that day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds from the plant sale and shop benefit programs at the arboretum.
Yorktown: ‘Paws for the Cause’
Where: 99 Moseman Rd, Yorktown Heights
When: Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m.
Description: “Paws for the Cause” is taking place on the Grange Fair Grounds in Yorktown with vendors – both pet related and non pet related, animal rescue groups, dog demonstrations, children’s entertainment, food, contests and more. All proceeds will go to benefit pups in high kill shelters that would be euthanized if it were not for rescue groups pulling them and transporting them up to NY.
Briarcliff Manor: Seussical Auditions
Where: Briarcliff Manor Recreation Building (48 Macy Rd).
When: Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. (and May 22 at 6 p.m.)
Cost: Tuition is $450
Description: The Summercliff Players, a youth theatre group not limited to Briarcliff Manor and Ossining residents, is gearing up for its summer production of Seussical. Rehearsals begin on June 24. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition time.
Weekend Planner: St. Pat’s Carnival, Bedford Hills Parade, Carriage Barn Party – Entertainment – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch.